Nagaland NSDMA to airdrop supplies to affected districts

Nagaland NSDMA to airdrop supplies to affected districts

Kohima, Aug 7: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has announced that it will airdrop of essential commodities in the rain affected districts and would continue in coordination with food & civil supplies (F&CS) department till normalcy returned.

In a press release today, the NSDMA said two teams of 12th National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Arunachal Pradesh were stationed at Kohima and Dimapur as a ground force to aid in search and rescue.It claimed that all line departments responsible for maintaining road and communication infrastructure were also putting in all their efforts to restore life-line communication routes.

After abortive attempts to drop supplies in landslide-hit Kiphire district for the past three days due to inclement weather, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper on Monday finally landed at Assam Rifles helipad in Kiphire and dropped the essential commodities.

Association of Offroaders Nagaland had also been roped in and its members were using their specially-equipped off-road vehicles to assist stranded passengers and vehicles, the statement said, adding that they were currently operating between Meluri and Kiphire. (UNI)